• Posts Tagged ‘Rated PG’

    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

    by  • July 18, 2005 • Movie Reviews and Features, Writing

    Directed by: Tim Burton Starring: Johnny Depp, Freddie Highmore, David Kelly, Missi Pyle, Deep Roy, Annasophia Robb, Julia Winter, Jordan Fry, Philip Wiegratz Rated: PG for quirky situations, action and mild language. Parental Notes: Although some of the events may unsettle very young children, this is overall a great kids’ movie. It’s a morality...

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    The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

    by  • May 31, 2005 • Movie Reviews and Features, Writing

    Directed by: Ken Kwapis Starring: Amber Tamblyn, Alexis Bledel, America Ferrera, Blake Lively, Jenna Boyd, Bradley Whitford, Mike Vogel, Michael Rady Rated: PG for thematic elements, some sensuality and language Parental Notes: This is a film aimed squarely at teen and pre-teen girls, and although it has moments to make adults roll their eyes,...

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    Mad Hot Ballroom

    by  • May 23, 2005 • Movie Reviews and Features, Writing

    Directed by: Marilyn Agrelo Starring: The kids and teachers of P.S. 150, P.S. 115, and P.S. 112 in New York. Rated: PG for some thematic elements. Parental Notes: This is a good kids film, provided the kids in question are interested in dancing, New York, or some other element of the film. There

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    Millions

    by  • February 28, 2005 • Movie Reviews and Features, Writing

    Directed by: Danny Boyle Starring: Alex Etel, Lewis McGibbon, James Nesbitt, Daisy Donovan Rated: PG for thematic elements, language, some peril and mild sensuality Parental Notes: This is a sweet film for all ages. Youngsters may be a trifle distressed by the villain, who is a menacing fellow, but there’s almost no actual violence...

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    Lemony Snicket

    by  • December 20, 2004 • Movie Reviews and Features, Writing

    Directed by: Brad Silberling Starring: Emily Browning, Liam Aiken, Jim Carrey, Timothy Spall, Meryl Streep, Billy Connolly Rated: PG for thematic elements, scary situations and brief language. Parental Notes: Although not all kids will like the film, there

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    National Treasure

    by  • November 15, 2004 • Movie Reviews and Features, Writing

    Directed by: Jon Turtletaub Starring: Nicholas Cage, Harvey Keitel, Sean Bean, Diane Kruger, Jon Voight, Justin Bartha Rated: PG for action violence and some scary images. Parental Notes: This film is fairly innocuous for preteens, with little innuendo and fairly bloodless violence.

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    The Incredibles

    by  • November 8, 2004 • Movie Reviews and Features, Writing

    originally written for The Milpitas Post Directed by: Brad Bird Starring the voices of: Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell, Spencer Fox, Jason Lee, Samuel L. Jackson Rated: PG for action violence. Parental Notes: This movie has plenty of things to entertain adults but nothing to make it inappropriate for all but the...

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    Two Brothers

    by  • June 28, 2004 • Movie Reviews and Features, Writing

    Originally written for The Milpitas Post Directed by: Jean-Jaques Annaud Starring: Guy Pearce, Jean-Claude Dreyfus, Freddie Highmore, Oanh Nguyen, Vincent Scarito Rated: PG for mild violence. Parental Notes: Although young children (and animal lovers) may find some scenes too heart wrenching to watch, this is a good film for anyone who enjoys tigers and...

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    Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

    by  • June 7, 2004 • Movie Reviews and Features, Writing

    Originally written for The Milpitas Post Directed by: Alfonso Cuaron Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Gary Oldman, Alan Rickman, David Thewlis Rated: PG for frightening moments, creature violence and mild language. Parental Notes: although particularly young children will find some of the sequences far too intense, older children and preteens will doubtless...

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    The Haunted Mansion

    by  • November 30, 2003 • Movie Reviews and Features, Writing

    Directed by: Rob Minkoff Starring: Eddie Murphy, Marsha Thomason, Nathaniel Parker, Terrence Stamp Rated: PG for frightening images, thematic elements and language. Parental Notes: This is a fun spooky movie for kids. Very young children will likely find the spiders, animated skeletons, ghosts, and tastefully filmed suicides too frightening, but kids who love the...

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